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McLoud, Rachael – ProQuest LLC, 2019
An increasing number of parents are opting-out their children from high-stakes. Accountability systems in education have used students' test scores to measure student learning, teacher effectiveness, and school district performance. Students who are opted-out of high-stakes tests are not being evaluated by the state tests, making their level of…
Descriptors: Evaluation, High Stakes Tests, Parent Attitudes, Decision Making
Derby, Katherine E. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The enVisionmath 2.0 curriculum was implemented by a medium-sized school district to improve achievement for all elementary students because the district felt that students were underperforming in mathematics. The belief of underperformance mirrors the performance of U.S. students on international measures. For instance, the performance of U.S.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement
Owen, Rebecca H. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This study explored the relationship between rural young adolescents' expectancy-value beliefs in reading and their reading performance. Based upon a theoretical framework in expectancy-value theory, a theory of achievement motivation, this study examined the nature and strengths of the relationships between young adolescents' expectancy and value…
Descriptors: Rural Population, Early Adolescents, Expectation, Reading Achievement
Slater, LaTonya Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This qualitative case study explored the writing assessment practices of upper elementary ELA teachers and factors that influenced their decision making when assessing student writing. Effective assessment practices are important because these practices can aid teachers in identifying student needs, designing tailored writing instruction, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, English Teachers, Language Arts, Writing Evaluation
Han, Jinjoo – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD), this dissertation examined the relationship between pre-K quality and children's academic achievement at 54 months and in first, third, and fifth grades, controlling for child and family covariates and the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Children, Grade 1
Motsinger, Sarah E. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The researcher examined the perceptions of students, teachers, and the administrator at an urban elementary school in a district in the southwestern region of the United States that has made a long-term investment in social-emotional learning and restorative practices. The researcher used qualitative research which included semi-structured…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes
Mills, Andrea J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research shows that technology integration enables a stronger inclusion of digital literacies and engages individuals in a text format other than print. With more schools becoming 1:1, educators find themselves supporting curriculum standards in literacy with digital text despite shifts that occur with learning. In a basic qualitative research…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration
Shevchuk, Sara Mae – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The English Language Learner student population is on the rise in the United States. There are more students than ever entering school with a language other than English as their primary language. There is an inconsistency in the delivery service (pull-out or push-in) as well as a variety of pedagogical practices used to instruct students in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Delivery Systems, Educational Practices
English, Sherril H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
For decades, urban public schools have been plagued by systemic and structural challenges that continue today. Scholars, policymakers, and the general public have pointed to problems of learning in urban schools and to low expectations for urban students' learning, but little attention has been given to how urban students themselves conceptualize…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Attitudes, Cognitive Style, Elementary School Students
Coleman, Kamarrie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This comparative case study explains the perspectives, experiences, and instructional contexts of teachers working with English Learners (EL) in Grades 3-5 to plan, deliver, and assess Second Language Morphological Awareness (L2MA) across three different program models. ELs have experienced low levels of reading comprehension since the inception…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Morphology (Languages), Elementary School Students, Grade 3
Maclin, Michelle Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This case study was designed to explore how professional development for teachers in literacy and reading instruction was perceived by teachers as influencing their levels of self-efficacy, teaching practices, as well as affecting achievement levels for students. The population for the study was 13 grade 3-5 teachers from an urban elementary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Literacy Education, Faculty Development
Valdez, Maricela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between physical fitness, body mass index and academic performance in Hispanic children enrolled in grade 5 from a district in the Rio Grande Valley. A total of 547 participants were selected from 11 elementary schools from a school district in the Rio Grande Valley. The…
Descriptors: Children, Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Schools
Felix, Miranda J. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
With an ever-growing population of elementary English learners (EL), an increase in technology in classrooms, and a renewed sense of direction with English language development (ELD) instruction since the release of Common Core State Standards, educational leaders are making decisions regarding instruction for EL that will have long-lasting…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Wilkerson, Shelia Lanell Penn – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A continued lapse in reading achievement of minority and at-risk elementary school students continues to be a great concern for educators. Servant leadership theory is based on the principle of service and placing the needs of others first. Third through fifth grade elementary school teachers from one of the larger districts in central Arkansas…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, At Risk Students, Elementary School Students, Correlation
Hatcher, Lisa – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how professional development on the topics of mathematics anxiety and incremental theories of intelligence affect the planning and instruction of mathematics by classroom teachers, as well as changes in student mindset and grit as perceived by teachers. This study was conducted at a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Mathematics Anxiety, Intelligence, Mathematics Instruction
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